Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina gifted one and a half bighas of land to the Dhakeshwari temple this week on the occasion of Durga Puja as per reports.
During her visit on Monday to the Dhakeshwari temple, after which the city of Dhaka is named, she made the announcement of gifting the land adjacent to the temple to the temple authorities. By gifting the land to the temple Hasina has solved the six-decade-long problem.
‘Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented the land to us by putting an end to its (land) 60-year long problem,’ General Secretary of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad Nirmal Chatterjee told. He sincerely thanked Prime Minister Hasina for the gift.
She extended her greetings to Hindus in Bangladesh and abroad on the occasion of Durga Puja. While addressing the Hindu devotees in the temple she said, ‘Religion is an affair of individuals, but festivals are for all. We saw how temples and idols were destroyed and members of the Hindus, Christian and Buddhist communities were attacked. We always took a stand against such attacks.’
She assured that the law enforcement and intelligence agencies are working efficiently to combat the evil forces. ‘Our goal is to build Bangladesh as a secular country where people of every religion will enjoy equal rights and work together to build our motherland,’ she said.